POLITICAL observations & opinions

* Phila. Judge turns down Msgr. Lynn’s request for bail

Posted by Lew Weinstein on August 7, 2012


Msgr Lynn … convicted and behind bars


Joseph A. Slobodzian writes in the Phila Inquirer (8/7/12) …

  • Citing the “serious nature of his conduct,” a Philadelphia judge denied a request Monday by lawyers for Msgr. William J. Lynn to free the 61-year-old former archdiocesan official on bail while he appeals his child-endangerment conviction.
  • Common Pleas Court Judge M. Teresa Sarmina rejected the motion by defense lawyers Jeffrey M. Lindy and Alan J. Tauber after an often-acrimonious 15-minute hearing.
  • On July 24, Sarmina sentenced Lynn to three to six years in prison after a jury found him guilty of child endangerment in the landmark Catholic clergy sex-abuse trial.
  • In another development, Lindy said that he and Tauber would not represent Lynn in his appeal.
  • Lindy said church officials had told him they decided to cap the legal costs in Lynn’s case by paying an undisclosed flat fee to the Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney law firm.
  • Lindy, who has represented Lynn for eight years, said the flat fee was “very limited” and would essentially have meant representing Lynn free.
  • Earlier this year, church officials said they had spent $11.6 million in legal costs since the District Attorney’s Office began its probe a decade ago.




Not only did the Catholic Church force Msgr. Lynn to do its evil will in enabling priests to continue to sexually abuse children, but now that he has been found guilty, they have shut down the legal defense fund faucet. Every other priest and Monsignor take note. They will throw you under the bus no matter how much you try to do what they want.



2 Responses to “* Phila. Judge turns down Msgr. Lynn’s request for bail”

  1. Chris said

    Archdiocese of Philadelphia prepares to sell Saint Joseph by the Sea retreat for retired priests to cover a budget shortfall.

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